Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Fields

  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
  • Future cars
  • Former cars

surs's Achievements


Member (1/1)



  1. Thanks, Mike. That's just what I'm doing.... I appreciate your help....
  2. Thanks- I think you're right about the guy at the dealership- he saw a blonde chic and an oppotunity! =) I found another repair shop to do all of the repairs for less than $3000- water pump, clutch, bearing, and put the car back together. Boo for dishonest repair guys! This guy was going to charge me $3600 for the repairs BEFORE we realized that the bearing needed replacing!
  3. Yep, that's what I'm referring to.... I took the car in originally for the water pump, but the dealer found the oil leak and saw the clutch needed replacing, so they took off the transmission and- low and behold- a bad bearing.....
  4. Thanks for your help.... There was a wire about 4mm in diameter somehow associated with the bearings, which was visibly bent, but I think the more notable part was in addition to the bearing balls going around in the circle, they also had some sideways movement... they weren't snug in their housing. I'm obviously not good with the terminology,,, =) Do you think that the bearing is actually maybe okay? Hmmm.... to explain better I'll try again.... The repair guy had me walk under the car and there was a triangle in the middle of the car on the rear end (connected to the shaft?) that had an area of little round balls in a circle. The balls didn't just go around, but the whole casing had "play" going side to side. Am I doing any better with the description? =) I'm DEFINITELY new at this! Any thoguhts? =)
  5. Does anyone know if the LN Engineering retrofit bearing fits the 97 boxster?
  6. Thanks for your help. The way he found the bearing issue was there was an oil leak that they were trying to chase down (originally it was just the water pump failure, but I think they found the leaks either during diagnostics or due to the drips raining down on the repairman's head) =) When they got to the leaky gasket, they were face to face with the bearing. The cover had already broken off and was missing, and they showed me the amount of play and rattle in the bearing, and how the wire around the bearing was all bent. They commented how rare it is to find one of these right before they break- they normally see the car a few weeks after this point after catastrophic failure. The only reason I'd have them put the tranny back is to get the car to a non-dealership repair shop that won't charge me $140/hr..... So... to make sure I'm interpreting what your thoughts are correctly.... If he gives me $2500, plus the $700 of labor he's done so far.... I should take the $3300 and run? I'm soooo sad- this was my fun car! -or- Is it worth getting it fixed?
  7. I took my 97 boxster in because I had a failing water pump. The next thing I know, I have been told the main berring is about to go out, and I need a new engine. They told me labor this far is 5 hours to remove the transmission and find the problem, and if they are to put it back together it would be another 5 hours if I choose to take the car home and try to sell it as a "fixer-upper". They also quoted between 55-60 hours of labor to replace the engine..... The car is at a Porsche Dealership, but I'm worried I'm being "taken for a ride" because I'm a gal, and the repair guy offered to purchase my car from me for $2500 in case I don't want to spend $18-$20K on the new engine and installation. Any thoughts from anyone? The dude also offered to "waive the labor fee up to this point" if I choose to sell him the car. I've got a funny feeling, but it doesn't seem that it should take a professional 10 hours to remove, then replace a transmission!!!! Anyone's help/advise on this would be much appreciated. Reality is that I really don't know a whole lot about any of this, so this guy really may have seen me coming..... Thanks, Pamela
  8. Thanks Loren. Unfortunately the numbers aren't working. I got the "code" sign, pressed the number in, then pressed the "up" arrow... and nothing..... just the "code" sign again. Any other words of wisdom? I appreciate your help so much. It's amazing how many people you've saved from car-silence!!! =)
  9. Greetings! I seem to have the same issue- my battery went dead and I lost my radio. I followed your instructions to find these numbers- thank you SOOOO much! '97 boxster 5-speed radio style CR 210 model R1996 serial #Y5001844 Thank you again much for your help.... I miss having tunes! Aloha...
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.